World Craft Week 2018

World Craft Week 2018: Day Four

It's day four of World Craft Week and we've got an extra special treat for you, a free baby knits collection!

19th April 2018

In support of World Craft Week and Bliss UK, we're challenging you to #makeitmini all week! Whip up a pair of bonding squares for your local NICU or to send to Mylo & Friends using one of our free stitch patterns. Missed day three? Click here to find our previous three squares.

As an extra treat for you and your needles today, we're giving you Kirstie McLeod's Baby Collection knits for free (originally from issue 168). To download the free pattern (which includes a pair of bootees, mitts and a hat), simply click the link at the end of the post and (if you've got a few spare pennies lying around) look at the different ways you can donate to Bliss.

Here are today's three squares:

Border each of the following patterns with four rows of garter stitch and two stitches of garter stitch either side to keep your squares lying flat.

 

KNOTTED RIB

Simply Knitting_World Craft Week 2018_Knotted Rib

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts plus 2 sts. (Try 32sts.)

Row 1 (RS) P2, *kfb, P2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K2, *P2 tog, K2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 to form pattern.

 

BAMBOO RIB

Simply Knitting_World Craft Week 2018_Bamboo Rib

Cast on a multiple of 19 sts plus 6 sts. (Try 44 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) *K6, P6, K1, P6; rep from * ending K6.

Row 2 P6, *K6, P1, K6, P6; rep from * to end.

Row 3 *K6, P6, K1, P6; rep from * ending K6.

Row 4 Knit.

Rep Rows 1-4 to form pattern.

 

CHEQUERED RIB

Simply Knitting_World Craft Week 2018_Chequered Rib

Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 1 st. (Try 31 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) K1b, *P1, K2, P1, K1b; rep from * to end.

Row 2 P1, *K1, P2, K1, P1; rep from * to end.

Row 3 K1b, *P4, K1b; rep from * to end.

Row 4 P1, *K4, P1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 to form pattern.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

K knit

kfb knit into the front and the back of the same st

K1b knit one st through the back loop

P purl

P2tog purl two sts together

rep repeat

st(s) stitch(es)

 

FIVE WAYS TO DONATE

Craft4Bliss – share your knitting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #worldcraftweek and #craft4bliss. Whether they’re WIPs or finished knits, we’d love to see what you’re creating. We’d be thrilled if you donated to Bliss at the same time too.

Buy a craft download – the digi mag’s free but there are three extra craft downloads inside that you can buy, with proceeds going to Bliss.

By text – you can donate by text. All you have to do is send MAKE14 followed by the amount you’d like to donate (e.g. MAKE14£10) to 70070.

By Just Giving – create your own fundraiser page or make a donation. Visit bliss.org.uk/craft4bliss.

Send a cheque – send a cheque made payable to the charity to Bliss, 2nd Floor, Chapter House, 18-20 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW.

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